Why, you ask?
The agent was so kind in her rejection. She could have simply written "No thank you" but she didn't. Her comments actually made me smile and I went about the rest of my day happy as can be. Sounds crazy, I know, but let me explain before you go off and call the crazy place on me.
I had a great imagination
She loved my premise
I'm a good writer
My dialogue was fine
My characters were well-crafted
My plot was well-conceived
And last but not least, she encouraged me to submit elsewhere because it held promise.
Now, that's SEVEN great comments said about *my* writing and *my* story and *my* characters. This came from a well-known and fairly popular agent from a huge literary group. I think I counted 14 agents! Impressive, to me anyways!
She simply said my manuscript wasn't for her. and then she wished me the best. Yes, I am sad she didn't want to read more, but I am so appreciative of her compliments. I can make it through the next agent inquiry because of her nice remarks. (Thank you, Ms. Agent)
Waiting for the other replies, shooting the query letter in the backside:)